Joshua Mertzlufft

Joshua Mertzlufft

Registered Patent Attorney

Hamburg
New York
Licensed in
NY, Patent Bar
SUNY Buffalo Law School
About
Joshua provides experienced counsel to his clients regarding securing and enforcing intellectual property protection in context of their business needs and goals. His experience is with a variety of clients, including startups, small businesses, FORTUNE 500® companies, and independent inventors.

With a degree in Applied Physics and experience as an engineer, Joshua works with software, mechanical, electrical, systems, AI, blockchain, crypto, DeFi, chemical, and materials science inventions.

Joshua also teaches Entrepreneurship and Employment Law as an Adjunct Professor. In law school, he was the law review’s Editor-in-Chief and
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Houghton College

Adjunct Professor of Business Management and Law

Aug 2021 - Present

• Teach courses in Entrepreneurship and Employment Law.

Aug 2021 - Present

Mertzlufft Law PLLC

Principal / Patent Attorney

Feb 2021 - Present

• Assist inventors, entrepreneurs, and creators in considering, securing, and enforcing protection for intellectual property.
• Manage all aspects of the law practice.

Feb 2021 - Present

Hodgson Russ

Associate / Patent Attorney

May 2017 - Jan 2021

• Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for inventions in fields including semiconductor manufacturing, materials, software, electronic devices, and mechanical apparatuses.
• Assisted in the preparation of patentability and non-infringement opinions.
• Assisted in various litigation, corporate, trademark, and copyright matters.
• Presented talk entitled "Blockchain and Patents" (2019).

May 2017 - Jan 2021

Research Foundation for the State University of New York

Innovation Assistant

Jun 2016 - May 2017

• Prepared IP risk assessments used to determine whether to seek protection for inventions in the fields of mechanics, electronics, nanotechnology, and life sciences.
• Assisted in preparing and negotiating license, material transfer, sponsored research, and nondisclosure agreements.

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Xylem, Inc.

Mechanical Engineer

Jun 2013 - Jul 2015

• Led teams in the design and fabrication of heat exchangers for oil & gas and energy applications.
• Managed projects for domestic and international customers.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2015

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